February 21, 2024
The San Diego Workforce Partnership workplaces. File photograph

Up to now six months, the San Diego Workforce Partnership has secured greater than $9 million in grants and elevated job seeker enrollment by greater than 20%, officers introduced.

The milestones might be discovered within the partnership’s new 2023 Annual Report. 

Latest grant funding for the Workforce Partnership consists of:

  • $4.8 million from the California Workforce Growth Board to broaden packages to enhance employment alternatives for many who have been incarcerated or a part of the prison justice system.
  • $2.2 million from Google’s Profession Fund to assist social finance packages, and
  • $1.45 million from the James Irvine Basis and $650,000 from the Conrad Prebys Basis to assist capability constructing and management efforts. 

The Workforce Partnership has shifted towards better effectivity and group collaboration, whereas rising the group’s dedication to range initiatives.

In addition they have directed extra sources in the direction of core packages that get San Diegans again to work, bolstering data-driven employment choices whereas working with an emphasis on accountability and transparency.

Underneath the management of interim President and CEO Tony Younger, who was confirmed by each the San Diego Workforce Partnership Consortium Coverage Board and the Workforce Growth Board in July, the group’s board, administration workforce and workers have streamlined operations, expanded group partnerships and elevated focused outreach. 

“I’m grateful to be working with an skilled board of administrators and alongside such a gifted workforce as we broaden our public-private partnerships, align coaching packages with hiring demand, and develop profession pathways to help San Diegans who’re on the lookout for gainful employment,” stated Younger, a former member of the San Diego Metropolis Council.

These in want of labor or on the lookout for a change are responding, based on the partnership. The company attracted 23% extra purposes from July by way of December than it did throughout the identical interval in 2022.

“This surge in curiosity reveals that we’re connecting with extra folks and so they’re spreading the phrase about our insightful packages and helpful sources together with mentorships and trainings that may assist them begin life-changing careers,” Younger stated.

The partnership had confronted turmoil after former head Peter Callstrom was ousted within the wake of a discrimination lawsuit and an nameless letter accusing him of making a poisonous work atmosphere.

In July, shortly earlier than Younger’s appointment was confirmed, Callstrom introduced {that a} Los Angeles legislation agency employed by the partnership’s Coverage Board had discovered that the allegations in opposition to him lacked benefit.